Sunday, 3 September 2017

A Sympathy Card

Good morning.  Here I am with my third card in a row.  I have said before that my cards are like buses - wait for ages then three appear at once.

This is my DT card for International Art and Soul.  The challenge this time is to use lace and/or pearls.  I had to quickly make a sympathy card a few days ago when my cousin died very suddenly and unexpectedly. This Tonic die was the ideal one to make a quick card, but one with impact. This followed on from a very dear old friend, also from back home, who passed away at the age of 96.  Marjorie was a very good friend of my mum and I have kept in close touch with her since mum died, and every time I went back to visit my beloved sister we would both visit Marjorie.  She used to love receiving my cards. This card wasn't made specifically for the challenge but fit the topic so well which was a bonus.    My sister was very much the optimist and her favourite saying was "There's always a bonus" so this brings her back so clearly I can almost hear her saying it.

Please scroll down if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club entry

My Card

6" square white base card - Rymans
blue card - Jellybean Crafts
Sunray Scene Dies - Tonic Studios
Rising Dove die - Tonic Studios
Fancy Tags Die - Spellbinders
Pearls - from stash

I computer generated the sentiment and used one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags to frame it.  This is now three people who were close to me and have passed away in the last two months so I will be travelling back home again next week.  It will be nice to see the rest of my family again, but once again at a sad occasion.

Anyway, back to the challenge.  Please pop over to the blog and check out what my team mates have made and I do hope you might be inspired to join in with us.  Lots of use pearls and lace on our cards so I'm sure you will have something to offer. No prizes I'm afraid since we are a Just For Fun challenge but we have great banners for your side bars.

Well take care and I'll see you again soon.


  1. This is beautiful card Christine, thoughts are with you . xxx

  2. Morning Christine,
    Beautiful card for a sad occasion.

  3. How beautiful Christine, sorry for yet another loss of a loved one, you are certainly having more than your fair share just now, my thoughts are with you, Kate x

  4. Hi Christine,
    oh I am so sorry for your loss.
    I don't know about you, but it always seems to happen in threes.
    Every time this has happened to me it always ends up as 3 over a short period of time.
    Your card is so bautiful and perfect for such a sad occasion.
    Love the wonderful design.
    Love and big crafty hugs. Jenny L.

  5. A lovely image in beautiful shade of blue for such a sad occasion. Am I correct in thinking you are a Geordie? Hazel x

  6. This card is just gorgeous! I am so sorry for your loss.


  7. So beautiful Christine, even in this time of sadness you have really managed to find your creative spirit and isn't it wonderful when small things we do bring those who have moved on seem so close to us. I love the blue and white them here and the die is so versatile, I can see how it can have many uses following you theme of adding the peace dove die to other dies for different occasions. May have to put this die on my wish list :) :) :) Well done you :) xxxxxx

  8. Aw Christine I am so so sorry you are having such a terrible time. Life is just so unfair. I do love your card...I have these dies still not used. They are perfect for the occasion. Keep your chin up my dear crafty friend....take care. Lea x

  9. Sorry to hear the sorrow Christine and a beautiful card made. I hope you will find peace in your [aNNie]

  10. Hi Christine
    Yes, we chatted about this on Tuesday and it doesn't seem fair that someone so lovely has had to deal with so much sadness in such a short space of time.
    A beautiful card and perfect for the sad occasion.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  11. This is beautiful and a lovely sentiment and sorry to hear of your loss. hugs Mrs A.


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